A Casino Night fundraiser hosted by the Community Center of LCF is taking place on Saturday, July 9 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Games include a poker tournament (with designated prize), blackjack, craps, roulette, spin to win and other games as part of the evening. Los Gringos Locos will provide the “all you can eat and drink” taco truck with margaritas. Also donated by local businesses will be beer, soft drinks, fruit salads and desserts. Guests will have the chance to take home gifts bought with their winning tickets from the casino games. Tickets for the evening are $50.
Proceeds from Casino Night will go toward improving and expanding the Center’s programs and keeping them affordable. Tickets may be purchased at the Center or through the Center’s website or by calling (818) 790-4353.
LCF Community Center, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive, La Cañada

Verdugo Hills Hospital will hold a free community lecture on colorectal cancer on July 12 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring Dr. AnaMaria Garza. The lecture, titled “Colorectal Cancer: What You Need to Know to Protect You and Your Family,” will be held at the hospital’s council room on the fourth floor lobby.
The lecture will address the importance of early screenings, the effects of genetics on colon cancer risk and available treatment options for patients.
For reservations, call (818) 952-2232.


Mountview Retirement & Assisted Living hosts a support group for caregivers. The meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.; the next one is on July 12.
The group is open to the public, but to ensure space R.S.V.P. to or call (818) 248-6737. This is an opportunity to talk with others in a caring and understanding environment while discovering you are not alone in the way you feel.
Mountview Retirement & Assisted Living, 2640 Honolulu Ave., Montrose

The La Crescenta Library is hosting a free public concert featuring Nativa on Friday, July 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Nativa, an Argentine country-folk counterpart to the urban tango, “folklore” evokes the pure sounds of a music deeply rooted in South American culture. This trio delivers a fresh and vibrant version of a beautiful collection of traditional Argentine songs.
This concert is sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
On Saturday, Aug. 13 at 1 p.m. the library hosts the Second Annual La Crescenta Library Chili Cook-Off. The library is recruiting contestants for the cook-off. Bring your best recipe and compete with others in the community to be crowned the chili master of La Crescenta. Registration due by Aug. 11.
For more information, call the library at (818) 248-5313.
La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta

The Crescenta Valley High School class of 1981 is having its 30-year reunion on July 16 at 6 p.m. For more information visit
Crescenta Valley High School Class of 1991 is celebrating its 20th reunion on Saturday, July 23 at the Angeles National Golf Club, 9401 Foothill Blvd., Sunland.  Reservations are $75 per person until July 1st and $85 at the door.  A local account has been set up for reservation checks.  Checks are made payable and sent to: F. Virgallito, 5000 Acampo Ave., La Crescenta CA 91214.  Make a notation “CVHS Class of 91” on the check memo.  For more information, contact Sosi Parsegian at (818) 621-1980, after 5 p.m.  You can find us on Facebook @ CV Falcons – Class of 1991 for complete details of the weekend events.

Byrd Songs, a concert inspired by the iconic musical theatre and pop music posters of graphic artist David Edward Byrd, takes place at the Brand Library and Art Center on Saturday, July 16 through July 22 at 7 p.m.
Stephen Sondheim. Stephen Schwartz. Johnny Mercer. The Rolling Stones. Jimi Hendrix: These are just a selection of the musical theater and rock ‘n roll greats that David Byrd has illustrated for over the years. Daniel Faltus, musical director and pianist for the Byrd Songs concert, will bring the posters to life with the help of soprano Karen Benjamin and tenor Peter Nathan Foltz. They will be performing songs from popular music, the Great American Songbook and Broadway, including works by Stephen Sondheim (“Follies”), Stephen Schwartz (“Godspell”), Cole Porter, Harold Arlen (“The Wizard of Oz”), Richard Rodgers (“Carousel,” “The King & I”), and Johnny Mercer. Byrd Songs is a musical celebration being held in conjunction with The Byrd Show: 40 Years of Art & Design, the first West Coast retrospective of the renowned artist and graphic designer’s career.
Brand Library Art Galleries, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale


Moonday East announces celebrated Washington State poet Allen Braden who will be the featured author for the month of July. The reading will take place on Sunday, July 17 at 2 p.m. at the Flintridge Bookstore in La Cañada.
Braden is the author of “A Wreath of Down and Drops of Blood” (University of Georgia) and “Elegy in the Passive Voice” (University of Alaska/Fairbanks), winner of the Midnight Sun Chapbook Contest.  He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and from Artist Trust of Washington State as well as the Emerging Writers Prize from “Witness” magazine, the Grolier Poetry Prize, the Dana Award in Poetry and other honors.  Former poet-in-residence for the Poetry Center and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he lives in Lakewood, Washington.
Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and the Angeles Crest Highway.


The Desi Geestman Foundation presents The Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Support Group’s 28th Annual Golf Classic at La Cañada Flintridge Country Club on July 18. The event includes lunch at 11:30 a.m. and tee off at 1 p.m.
Awards and prizes will be presented immediately after the tournament. This event is organized by the CV Sheriff’s Support Group. Proceeds to benefit the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station.
The golfer’s package includes green fees, cart, lunch, dinner, awards, tee prizes and contest holes for only $200.
For more information, contact Rick Dinger at (818) 248-4500 or
La Cañada Flintridge Country Club, 5500 N. Godbey Drive, La Cañada


Pasadena Child Development Associates and the Armory Center for the Arts will partner this summer to provide a series of art classes adapted for children with special needs. Each class will be structured to meet the individual needs of the children in that class. Classes will be held at the PCDA facility at 620 N. Lake Ave. in Pasadena. For more information on the this summer art experience or learn more about PCDA’s services for children and families, contact (626) 793-7350 or visit the website at

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